Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Combined Science Specification code 1SC0

Students study for GCSE from Year 9 onwards. Most students will study combined science, worth the equivalent of two GCSEs, both of the same grade. The course has an equal amount of biology, chemistry and physics.

Assessment The course is assessed by six externally marked exam papers – two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each paper is 1 hour and 10 minutes in duration and is out of 60 marks. The paper will include multiple-choice, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Assessment is available at foundation tier and higher tier. Students must complete all assessments for this qualification in the same tier.